11 cases of Zika virus reported in Va.

(WRIC) — ABC7 in Washington D.C. reports the Department of Health has confirmed that 11 cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Virginia.

Two cases were reported in the northwest region, three in the northern region, one in the eastern region, three in the central region and two in the southwest region, according to a statement.

This week Richmond was ranked as one of the top 30 cities in the U.S. at risk for the Zika virus. We also spoke with a local official who said Zika is not an immediate threat to this area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Level 2 – Practice Enhanced Precautions” travel alert for people traveling to areas where the Zika virus disease is prominent.

For more information on the Zika virus, visit the CDC website.

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